Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mr. & Mrs.

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday!
Hope all is well?!...

It's nothing but thunderstorms here, so what better way to spend the day crafting (and editing photos that I had sitting on my camera lol)?!...Though, I'll be short because there is some good lightning and well, probably not the best my sitting here on the computer. ;)

Anyhow, the card I'm sharing today is for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.



I kept things simple and I know you probably can't really tell?...though I heat embossed my cake in white. After, I did some watercoloring with a couple flowers and leaves. Once done, I added my sentiment in the middle of my cake and then added my cake to my card base, which I chose a soft stone cardstock for. Easy peasy, yeah?!...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 


Friday, July 21, 2017

AJVD post-Not your circus...

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a fun and simple card. I'm also using one of the new stamps sets...here's a little peek.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also while you're there, I;d be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SRM Stickers-"HELLO"

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today. I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a simple and fun card! Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full card. Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, July 14, 2017

I miss you

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

*For my AJVD post, please scroll down.

I'm swinging back in today to share a card I made for the current Altenew July Inspiration Challenge.


Well, if there's one thing I love about Altenew, it's their stamps! Seriously, it doesn't take much to make the images speak for themselves! ;) 


Honestly, I wanted to added some more images but I just couldn't! lol I thought and tried but I simply just loved the way the one stamped image looked, so I left it to be the center of attention. Once I had my stamping done for my stem and rose, I added a simple sentiment below and topped things off with a little bit of twine. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...See you soon! 

AJVD post-Hello Friend...Thanks

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post for me today. I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a card and tag. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full projects! And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You're turtley awesome

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Things have been busy here with all the summertime fun and my kids bickering with one another! lol You'd think my kids would be worn out and relatively mellow, but oh no, leave it to them to find something to start arguing about...I sure do love them, but mom's gonna need a vacation for herself after summer. lol ;)

Anyhow, today I'm swinging in to share a card for the current Paper Smooches July Challenge.


With the challenge being 'anything goes' and it being summertime, I came up with a summer themed card. 


I started with my background, which I did some stenciling for. And wait. Did I say stenciling?!...lol I've been pushing myself to add a little more touches here and there to my cards and not to mention, the never ending pile of stuff I have yet to use! ;) Once I had my stenciling done, I did some coloring with my images using markers and then started to assemble my card together. To finish things off, I added my sentiment piece and some twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.

Once again, I sincerely apologize for not visiting your blogs as much right now. With things being busy and trying to stay on top of DT work, among the other daily things. I will be trying to make some visits soon. I thank you for understanding. :) 


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pizza party

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm still trying to slow back down from the 4th and having some company visit. Also my husband has been on vacation from work (which he goes back tomorrow), so I'm trying to savor the last little bit of having him home. Along with trying to 'touch up' some things here and there inside our home.


Anyhow, I'm sharing a card I made for the current CASology Challenge. 


I think my card pretty much explains itself...I just did some easy coloring with pencils and then added my sentiment once done. That's it. Clean, simple, and quick, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Friday, July 7, 2017

AJVD post-Cup of love cactus

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm just quickly swinging in today, to share a little peek of my project up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full project. Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SRM Stickers post-Baby Calendar

Hey y'all!
Hope you had a wonderful 4th?!...

We always throw a big celebration get together at our house, this year was the biggest yet. We love having people over and putting on a show, but talk about prepping everything and whatnot...whew...a lot of work, I tell ya! This is why I have scheduled post today. heehee. ;)

Anyhow...
I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a sweet baby gift. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

You're my treasure!

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday and Happy July!! (Where is the time going?!...lol)
Hope all is well?!...

I was going through (and thinking) of the pile of stamps that I haven't used much or if used at all...which I must say, I thought I was on a pretty good kick of using them but then after going through my bins, I realized I put a lot of new stamps away before ever actually using them! I think for now on I'll leave them on my desk until I use them, at least once anyhow. ;)

Speaking of using new or barely used stamps, that's just what inspired my card. I believe I've only used these Waffle Flower Crafts stamps one other time, if I'm not mistaken.?...Bottom line, I used some stamps that haven't seen much ink! lol


Do you see my background?!...I actually picked up a sponge applicator! (that's only been sitting in my desk drawer for years. lol) I used a few different color inks for my background which I gradually blended in and I did leave a little white at the top of my card, to make it seem like it was the 'sky' above. After, I assembled all my die cut pieces and sentiment together on my card. Pretty simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.
You probably won't see another post for me until after the 4th. (I have lots of shopping and prepping to do for our gathering.) For those who celebrate, Have a Happy 4th of July!! :)


Friday, June 30, 2017

AJVD post-But first coffee

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...


Today I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun coffee card for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SRM Stickers post-Mini card set

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a fun and sweet mini card set. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Another short and sweet post for me.
Today, I'm sharing a card for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.




I kept things simple. I started with my woodgrain background, which I used a couple different inks for. Not sure if you can really tell in the photo, though I used a grey for my base color and then added touches of a light blue-ish ink randomly here and there. Once done, I added my images in a blue ink and then finished things off with a banner and clear sequins (my sequins seem to be hiding...lol). Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Monday, June 26, 2017

You're sweet

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is starting off right?!...

Today, I just have a short and sweet post to share. I'm working on a few things, as well as trying to catch up on some commenting. ;)

Anyhow, my card to day is for the current Paper Smooches Challenge, which I just happened to make in time! Always nice when you make it before the deadline and not after. lol


And oh my, to make a masculine card...that took some thinking! lol Though, I was able to come up with something. Yay! 


Hopefully this is masculine enough?!...I tried my best to stick with colors that would work for a man and kept things fairly simple. No glitter/sequins/etc. here. Just a touch of patterned paper and some fun pineapples, topped off with a 'sweet' sentiment. :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sometimes the smallest things...

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well?!...

Yesterday, I shared my daughters card for the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop and today I'm sharing mine...this is where the 'no line watercoloring' comes in. (If you read my post the other day, I mentioned my daughter watching me and trying her hand it at. Yet, my card the other day had no 'no line watercoloring' on it...so yeah, this is the card I made with the 'no line'.)


Okay on to my reveal...


Well, I had to go easy with the no line watercolor technique because I've tried and tried before with another image and could not get the hang of it. So I figured if I went really simple, how hard could it be?! lol I'll certainly try my hand at some more complex images as time goes by, but for now these simple images will do for me. ;)

That's all for me today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Life is short...Stay awake for it

Hey y'all!

I'm quickly swinging back in (as promised) to share my daughters card for the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop.


She was wanting to create with me, so I had her pull up a stool and work with some sets that I had sitting out. She choose and did what she wanted. ;) She's very much into 'Kawaii' characters/drawing/etc. so needless to say her card would feature some of that. ;)


Don't you just get a kick out of her faces?!...She hand drew all those and even the coffee cozy (which she told me she messed up on it but it was okay. lol). She even was watching me try my hand at no line watercoloring and decided she'd try her hand at it too.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Happy Everyday

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Whew! Talk about MIA! I feel bad for not posting much in the past week or so...I'm not trying to make excuses for anything. Though, we had some family visiting and with the kids being out of school (since May) my days are filled. Filled in a good way, though FILLED. Also the weather is more back to 'normal' for us, so yes, we've been at the beach...daily. :)


Anyhow, enough with my rambling. The Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop is in full swing and I have some cards to share for it. Actually, I have two cards made so far and my daughter made one as well. :) (For today, I'm just sharing one of my cards and then I'll swing back in with my daughters card.)


Simple, yeah?!...I somehow managed to use patterned paper, too! lol (If you know me, you know that's a challenge for me.) I also mixed and matched some different stamp/die sets...just was having fun. To finish things off, I added a wood veneer piece and a touch of gold glitter paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, June 23, 2017

AJVD post-Cup of Love

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Long time no see!...I'll fill y'all in later about my MIA. ;) Though, all is well.


Anyhow, I was swinging in today because I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a fun coffee themed tag. Annnd it's the start of the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop! If you haven't checked it out, you certainly should...always sop much fun! :) So here's a little peek of my project I have to share....


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full reveal! Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, June 16, 2017

AJVD post-Focus on God...

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a quick and easy card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, June 9, 2017

AJVD post-Pretty Posies

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a little something different of a card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog too see my full card and what makes this card a little different for me. Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

You are a blessing

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday!
Hope all is well?!...

I've managed to get my DT work done for now and had some time to play before prepping our house for company...not that our house is messy, just like to have things 'fresh' when company is over. ;)
Also, our weather has been lousy lately! Nothing but thunderstorms, which I do enjoy but usually we get them in the afternoon/evening for a bit then it clears up. Though, this all day thing...not happening. We've only been to the beach once so far because of the weather. That's unacceptable for us. lol However, after today it does suppose to be more of our routine weather forecast. ;)

Anyhow, with the little break in storms I was able to get some photos snapped and edited. So I'm sharing a card I made for the current June Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

June 2017 Inspiration Challenge – White On White Focal Point

I was inspired by the bouquet of flowers and also by Debby's card. So I based my card off of those things and came up with this...


I did some heat embossing with my flowers. (Which I used Altenew's new embossing powder for.) After embossing my flowers, I added some color with colored pencils and then topped my blooms off with a clear glitter pen. 

Wish you could see the sparkle...but trust me, it's there. ;) 

Once done, (because I don't have the matching dies to go with the set I used) I did some fussy cutting. I then layered everything together on my card, popping some flowers up with foam tape. To finish things off, I added my sentiment piece and some jewel drops. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm off to do some commenting...see you soon! 
Enjoy your day! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Be the reason that someone smiles today

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is starting off right?!...

I have quite the busy week coming up! My mom and step-dad will be visiting us for a little while and I'm trying to get ahead on DT work so I can enjoy the time with family. So I may not be around too much but know I'm still here. ;)

Today, I'm sharing another quick and easy card with you. And yes, still using up those new and unloved stamps. :)


One stamp and done. To 'enhance' the sentiment piece a little bit more, I went over some parts with colored pencils. That's it. Overall, I just had fun and I'm sure this card will come in handy for someone. It's nice when the sentiments can do all the talking, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Altenew Kids Coloring Page

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging in today with something a little different. Not sure if you have seen it or not?...but Altenew has a kids coloring contest and giveaway going on right now! You can check it out, here.


With that being said, I'm sharing my daughters coloring page that she colored. :)


She took her time in coloring in her page, I think a few days it took her to finish. She enjoyed coloring next to me while I was working on some things as well. 'Like mother, like daughter...' right?! ;) 

Well, that's all for me today. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Friday, June 2, 2017

AJVD post-Wishing you sunny days ahead

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a cheerful card! Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

You will never regret being kind

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post for me today.

Another 'just for fun' card and a real simple one too! A little patterned paper and one stamp...and ta-da...


Don't you just love that sentiment?!...When I saw Lil Inker Designs latest release, I couldn't resist those new sentiment stamps. Not only I love what they say but they sure make for a quick and easy card when needed. ;)

Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to work on some DT stuff and then some commenting. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Special

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is starting off right?!...

Yesterday my kids and I were all crafting together, with no arguing over this and that! lol I must say it was quite nice. ;)

So today I'm sharing a card that I made while they were making their own cards/drawings/etc. No challenges or anything. Just for fun and using up those new and barely used sets. ;)


Of course I kept things simple! lol I went with using colored pencils again, which I think I'm starting to get the hang of them?!...Not really sure but I have been enjoying coloring and how my image(s) looks after. :)
I wasn't quite sure of a sentiment piece, but then I started to dig in my embellishment stash and came across a wood veneer piece. Thought it added a sweet touch to it...I also added some clear little dew drops but I think you only can barely see one of them? However, there are three of them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Let's roll

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope you're enjoying your day?!...

I have just a quick and sweet post today.

Another 'just for fun' card...and yep. I'm still using up all the new stuff I have, as well as older sets that have yet to see any love or barely any love at all. Though today's card is featuring a new set. ;)


Seriously, aren't those little sushi rolls cuuute?!...One of those 'I just couldn't resist' adding them to my collection.


I went with using colored pencils again. Which I'm finding with the smaller images, I seem to lean towards using them more than markers. (Probably because I can stay in the lines better with colored pencils than with markers. lol) Once having done my coloring, I simply added a sentiment, used a square die with my finished panel and then added it to my kraft base. Easy peasy, right?!...

Well, I'm off to do some commenting...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, May 26, 2017

AJVD post-Thanks a bunch

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a fun thank you card. Here's a little peek I have to share.

Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also, while you're there I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turnip the Beet Peas

Hey y'all! Happy...Thursday! (I so just had to look up what day it was! lol)
Hope all is well?!...

Always when my kids are out of school I have no sense of time, let alone what day it is. lol Between keeping up with the house, them, crafting, and the million other things...I'm just trying to get through the day. ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current CASology challenge.


Talk about a cue card!! lol Loud?!...This one had me stumped. Though, after sitting for a bit and going through stamp set after stamp set. I came across an older set that just hadn't seen much love, if any at all. So, I put it to use. :) 


A little bit of a silly card, yeah?!...My one boy got a kick out of it and actually wanted it, so to him it'll go. ;)
I kept things nice and simple. Just stamped on my images, did some coloring, and then added my sentiment pieces. Easy peasy, right?!...Oh, and I should say my 'loud' part comes in with using some loud colors, as well as the fun sentiment piece. ;)  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tickled pink we're friends

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Well, my kids are officially done with school. Needless to say, they are happy and honestly so am I. I certainly don't miss the rushing to get them and everything else ready in the morning. ;) Annnd since they're done with school, that should give me a little extra crafty time. At least I'm hoping it will. :)

Anyhow, today I'm sharing another 'just for fun' card.


I know, I know. It's a new stamp set. Though I just couldn't resist! lol However, I swear I'm going on another 'no more buying' kick. I still have many sets to use and if I'm being honest, I did buy more then just the one new set you're seeing. Ack!

Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to get (and by get, I mean separate) my kids (lol) and do a little blog visiting.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

SRM Stickers post-Kids Crafty Session

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a fun kids crafty session. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog too see the full session and what they came up with! Also, while you're there I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, May 19, 2017

You had me at Mai-Tai

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

*For my AJVD post, please scroll down. 

I'm swinging back in today to share a card I made for the current Inky Paws Challenge.

 

Don't you just love those colors?!...Certainly makes me think of summer! ;) 


As usual, I kept things simple. I did a little yellow background with some distress ink. Then added my 'mai-tai' in the colors from the inspiration photo. Before completely adhering my mai-tai down, I added my sentiment first. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!